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  • Obama pushes minimum wage in Wisconsin trip

    A deeply polarized state, Wisconsin has been the epicenter of a major fight in recent years over the power of government workers' unions with a highly competitive governor's race this fall.

  • 17-year-old cousin arrested in Dallas girl's death

    DALLAS (AP) — The 17-year-old cousin of a Dallas girl whose body was found in a vacant apartment was arrested on a capital murder charge Monday in her death, police said. Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenteno was being held without bond. Jail records did not list an attorney for him. He also faces an...

  • Police arrest suspected 'No Boundary Bank Robber'

    CICERO, Ill. (AP) — Suburban Chicago police have arrested a 31-year-old man they believe is the "No Boundary Bank Robber." A Monday statement from the town of Cicero says its officers arrested Rodrigo Medellin Sunday afternoon following a short car and foot chase. Authorities say the...

  • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom....

  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do. Instead, the region is pinning its hopes — once again — on the European Central Bank, which is...

  • Uruguay: Guantanamo prisoner transfer not imminent

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A plan to resettle six men held at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo in Uruguay is still being negotiated and is unlikely to occur before upcoming elections in the South American country, an official said Monday. The Pentagon had given the U.S. Congress a legally...

  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate...

  • IRS scandal needs a special prosecutor

    Last summer, Obama had called the IRS scandal "inexcusable" and forced the head of the IRS to resign. How times change.

  • Big Labor: Eat only 'union-made' for Labor Day BBQ

    Make that Labor Day barbecue a union-made feast, says the AFL-CIO, which provides a list of labor-made hot dogs, beer and ice cream.

  • Solar power set to double for seventh straight year

    While solar's slice of the U.S. electricity pie is still small -- it accounted for just 0.2 percent of total generation in 2013 -- the electric utility industry is viewing it as a disruptive force.

  • Labor dismay: AFL-CIO boss says unions too small to make a difference

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says that the shrinking labor movement is "in crisis."

  • If the GOP were planning a government shutdown, we'd know about it

    Aside from a hollow threat from Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and a terribly misconstrued quote from Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., there is nothing to suggest that the Republican Party is actually conspiring to shut down the government.

  • Six signs Hillary Clinton is running

    Hillary Clinton hasn't announced a run officially, but her actions have pretty much confirmed what most people already thought.

  • Right-to-work push goes local

    Heritage Foundation legal scholar Andrew Kloster said the issue is simply not mentioned in the 1947 Taft-Hartley law that allowed states to pass right-to-work laws.

  • How Democrats came to like Charlie Crist

    Democrats haven't won the governor's mansion in twenty years, but the DNC believes that Charlie Crist can change that.



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